Camile was a Botanical Engineer. Experts believed her bioengineered rice would soon end world hunger. She made this rice public domain. Anyone could grow it. This angered several giant agricultural companies who complained vehemently about the profits they’d lose.
Thereafter, she was continuously under surveillance by nanotech drones. After her third move in five years, Camile found a bouquet in her kitchen. On the flowers, her sharp eye noted the artificial fruit fly (Nanodyne FS-234).
Camile just smiled. She had a plan.
Two months later, her neighbor noted. “You certainly like carnivorous plants.”
Camile shrugged. “They’ve got plenty to eat.”
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2017/08/02/4-august-2017/
We all need to be aware of unethical business practices by large agricultural companies:
“Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear”